Object ID 003591
Object Name Black Silk Stove polish bottles
Object Desc Two glass bottles with metal cap tops, have red and white labels that say "Black Silk Stove Polish" and have a picture of a man on the front.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003210a-b
General Category History
Category Cleaning Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
Start Year Range 1910
End Year Range 1930
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Black Silk,stove polish,J.L. Prescott Company,cleaning,
Title Black Silk Stove polish bottles
Description Class bottles with metal caps. Label is red and white, and the front reads "Black Silk Stove Polish J.L. Prescott Co. Passiac, New Jersey, U.S.A." The front also has a picture of a man with a bow tie and moustache. One side of the label has a warning that the polish contains Naphtha and is unsafe arount heat or fire. The other side has directions for use. Bottle A still has polish in it, and has white paint-like markings on the bottom. Bottle B is empty.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker J.L. Prescott Company
Maker Details Based in Passiac, NJ. Founded in 1910.
Date SEP 10,2015
Assessor Julia Kunas
Notes Cap on A is slightly rusted. A has a white paint stain on bottom of bottle. Both labels are slightly faded. A has some product left.